what is fallow farming and importance of fallow farming




what is fallow farming?

Fallow farming simply means allowing a piece of farm land to rest and regain lost nutrients in a natural way after farming on it over a period of time.
The time to allow this land to fallow will largely depend on the availability of enough land. This also will depend on the type of land tenure system practiced within that community wherein the farming activities are taking place.

reasons why people practice fallow farming

1. Fallow farming is usually practiced in communities with enough farm lands in order to maximize crop yield without the use of chemicals.
2. The practice of fallow farming serves as a means of natural nutrient management where access to government grant, loans and procurement of fertilizers is limited
3. Fallow farming methods can serve as a natural method of pest control






problems facing fallow farming

1. The practice of land tenure system is one of the major problems facing fallow farming in mostly Africa
2. Another problem facing farming is the movement of large farm inputs or machinery such as tractors, ridgers, harvesters and other tillage machines.
3. One other difficulties facing fallow farming is the cost of labour.






CONCLUSION
Fallow farming can also be called bush fallowing in agriculture. The fallow farm method or system of farming is mainly practiced by peasant farmers which is also called subsistence agriculture

In fallow farming system, the use of fertilizer is not much needed in the sense that the fallowed piece of land would have regained lost nutrients during the fallowed period or period of rest.


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8. ROLES OF GOVERNMENT IN AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
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what is permanent crop and list of permanent crops




what are permanent crops?

Permanent crops are sometimes known as cash crops. These sets of crops known as permanent crops are mostly cultivated using plantation farming system. It must interest you to know that permanent crops are mostly tree crops.

factors to be considered before going into permanent crop production.

These factors are as follows
1. Before going into permanent crops production, the type of land tenure system practices in that area you want to site your farm should be considered.
2. The transportation setting of the town or area of concentration should be discussed before going into permanent crops production

3. The type climate of an environment is very key to the production permanent crops. Factors like temperature, rainfall, humidity
4. Type of land in an environment can play an effective role in the production of permanent crops
5. Access to quality market for the sales to sell off farm produce is very key to siting a permanent crop farm







examples of permanent crops

The following are typical examples of permanent crops majorly cultivated in the farm. They are
1. Oranges/citrus. You can read more about orange planting here
2. Mango tree
3. Rubber tree. Read more about rubber planting here
4. Guava
5. Coconut
6. Oil palm tree. Read more here. Oil palm cultivation
7. Cashew tree
8. Pineapple
9. Cocoa tree. Read cocoa cultivation here
10. Cola nut
11. Cotton. Read about cotton planting here

importance or uses of permanent crops

Permanent crops can be useful in the following ways
1. Permanent crops serves as source of food to the farmer
2. Permanent crops is a means of foreign exchange for countries
3. They serves as a source of income to the farmer
4. Permanent crops are cultivated for cash sales mainly

Conclusion
Permanent crop production are very expensive to venture. The use of large farm input like heavy tillage implements, tractors, harrows, planters and harvesters. Worthy of note is that without an affective market place, permanent crop production can be a failure.





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